Society has become “supremely arrogant” by ignoring the importance of sleep and the body clock – so warn leading scientists.
Reduced sleep has been linked to many health problems including cancer, heart disease and type-2 diabetes. It can also impact our general mood and physical wellbeing.
As an experienced chiropractor in North London, I am well aware of the negative impact that poor sleep has on patients.
There are many factors that can impact our quality of sleep and one of these can be the mattress on our bed, so it is important to check the mattress and ensure it is not beyond its best.
How do you know if your current bed/mattress needs replacing?
Here are 3 questions for you to answer:
1. Are you sleeping comfortably through the night?
If you’re not, then the problem may be your mattress.
2. Can you feel the springs through the mattress?
If you can then buying a new mattress should be high on your list.
3. Is your mattress more than 10 years old?
Mattresses do wear out which leads to loss of support and increased discomfort. A well-used mattress is probably going to be in need of replacing after 10 years.
Unfortunately not having the ‘right’ mattress can also lead to back pain. In fact research undertaken by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) found that of the people surveyed who were experiencing back pain, 41% of women and 36% of men said their pain could be brought on by a night’s so-called ‘rest’.
If you are experiencing back pain and you feel that it is worse after being in bed then this is again a sure sign for you to carry out the above checks on your mattress. Why not give us a call and make an appointment to visit us at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic in North London and see if we can help you.